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4 posts • joined 14 May 2007

Apple preps patch for MacBook Air screen snafus

Jeppe

Nitwits

"this issue has been isolated" is geekspeak for having figured out how to replicate the reported behaviour. It may also imply they have identified the defective code.

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App Store II: Steve Jobs sucks Mac's soul

Jeppe

Sorta agreed

You've interpreted some of the restrictions incorrectly, I believe, like "shared libraries". I read the policy as stating that you can install/use whatever you'd like in your app bundle, but that you cannot save the shared libraries into the libraries folder. That way, there will be a lot of duplicate libjpeg.so-files on your computer. That's somewhat bad regarding space requirements - but it's not what you read into it.

Furthermore, requiring a good user interface seems like a good idea - as long as it's handled fairly and non-discriminatory. The hacks that produce non-polished apps can still make them and sell them outside of the App Store, but they cannot expect Grandma Mae to be able to purchase their app. And this may be good for Grandma Mae, as she would not be able to understand their clunky UI. People would love an app store where they can be reasonably sure that the products do as advertised, reliably and easily. The more I think about it, the more I think this restriction is a great service to the world.

However, I whole-heartedly agree regarding the non-mentioning of non-Apple platforms. WTH, sjobs!?!

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Slimline Xbox 360 to be named the Pure?

Jeppe

PS2 Slim was a success

Remember hos the bulky, noisy PS2 was replaced by the slimmed-down workalike version?

That's what Microsoft wants to do. We'll see if they finally manage to make a better console than they make keyboards and mice!

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Biofuels are the 'next environmental danger'

Jeppe

Duh!

It isn't exactly rocket science to understand that arable land is a limited and insufficient resource for meeting the energy demands of all the cars in the world, and that relying upon it for our energy demands is therefore even dumber than relying upon oil/coal/gas.

There isn't enough land to grow enough biofuel to meet our demands. It's either a big hoax or the result of wishful thinking from people who can't think.

We can use solar power, wind power, wave power, tidal power, hydro power and nuclear power (preferable fusion) for long-term energy sources. Biofuel is at best a stalling tactic while we get our sh*t together to do the right thing.

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